It's always an exciting, but anxiety ridden period for those in the television industry during the Fall (and yes, I know it's only the beginning of the Summer, but we all know that time flies by!). The beginning of the year, better known as "pilot season", provides an assortment of experienced 'hopefuls' as studio execs fund an array of television pilots to produce, screen test, critique, and finally axe in preparation for unveiling their fall season premiere slate. And this season follows the same suit, in that "the Big 4" studio networks (CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox) are all rolling out new shows that they hope gain a solid fan-base and following.
This year Deadline Hollywood has given audiences a great analysis of what the Big 4 and CW have in store for this fall, by illustrating a viewing grid, which showcases all the scheduling, new shows, new times, and gives insight into what industry professionals anticipate for the upcoming 2016 fall season.
Audiences have spoken in traumatic form in terms of viewership for new NBC show This is Us, which has already gone viral acquiring over 25 million views within the first four days of the trailer being released via Facebook (view trailer below). Other new shows slated for the Fall include NBC's Taken, which is based from the Liam Neeson star driven films, as well as CBS's Training Day, which is executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and takes place a decade and a half after the original movies ending. Though these shows have good initial followings, no one can be sure if they will become a hit amongst viewers, which is where all the apprehension awaits.
Be sure to check out Deadline's list in their article and see what shows you want to see this fall and maybe your show will get slated for another season, or maybe it will get cancelled. And that is why fall is so fun!